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Doctors, Listen Up: Have a Seat and You’ll Have Happier Patients

For years, when I teach young healthcare professionals about caring for patients, I teach them to sit down to talk. Why? Not only do patients warm up more quickly to physicians who sit down, they say they are more satisfied … Continue reading

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How to decrease the wait for your doctor’s appointment

To kill time in the obstetrician’s waiting room, Lora Jacobsen and her husband, Dustin, discuss names for their future child. Then they read old parenting magazines left in the waiting room. As the minutes tick by — 30 then 45 … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Appointment? Don’t Go It Alone!

ABC News has a nice article suggesting that if you are heading to the doctor’s office that you might want to persuade a friend to tag along. As I blogged last week, new research suggests that older adults who bring … Continue reading

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